Making a Plan to Organize Your Closet
To determine the amount of time you’ll need, start by taking fifteen minutes to tidy the space and see how much you get accomplished. Depending on the size of your closet and the number of items you’re working with, you may be happy with your progress in just fifteen minutes.
Doing this will give you a better idea of how to plan your time moving forward. Can you complete your closet organization project in a day, or do you need to give yourself an entire weekend to finish?
Remove Everything from the Space
To see your storage space from a fresh perspective, start by completely emptying the space. Try to keep items separated by type as you work. Make a pile of shoes in your bedroom corner. Sort shirts and pants on the bed. Once you’ve removed everything from the space, clean the closet well.
Create Areas for Storage
Once you have everything out of your closet, you can clearly see what you own and what you’ll need to store. Fold heavy items like sweaters and denim. You may need to invest in storage solutions, a complete closet organization system, or baskets and boxes.
Store folded clothing on the top shelf or in a small dresser that you’ve added to your closet. Use a shelf for shoes or install a hanging rack on the back of your closet door. Purses and other accessories can be organized by color and stored in baskets on shelving.
Choose Matching Hangers to Organize Your Closet
To maximize the space in your closet, invest in matching hangers. Hangers should be sturdy and strong enough to support your clothing. A velvet or velour coating will keep items from slipping off and ending up on the closet floor. Clothes hangers that are all the same size and shape nest together and take up less space, allowing you to store more clothing.
Sort Your Clothing
As you put clothes back into the closet, separate items by type and color. You’ll easily see if you have too many button-down black shirts. Now is a good time to discard things you never wear by donating them to charity or selling them online. Organizing your clothing makes the closet look tidy and it will be easier to find what you’re looking for in the morning.